ALMA News Summaries

2017 ALMA Conference begins today!

Summary: "ReforMission 2017: On His Mission!" is the theme of the 2017 ALMA conference.
Story: 

Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies 2017 Annual Conference begins today January 26, The Conference is at the Hilton St. Louis Airport Hotel. ... read full article

Posted by:  Lorraine Roach, ALMA Director  On: 1/26/2017

ALMA Best Practices in Missions Awards--DEADLINE for nominations is January 24!

Summary: ALMA is inaugurating Best Practices in Missions Awards.
Story: 
ALMA is inaugurating Best Practices in Missions Awards. The nomination form is simple (only 1 page, 5 brief questions), and can be completed online here:
    Deadline to submit a nomination is Tuesday, January 24, 11:00 ... read full article
Posted by:  Lorraine Roach  On: 1/16/2017

Lutheran Society for Missiology Annual Banquet Invite

Summary: The Lutheran Society for Missiology annual banquet is January 27, 2016, and is open to anyone interested in Missiology from a Lutheran perspective. John and Monique Nunes will be presenting at the banquet -- register at http://bit.ly/LSFM2016Banquet
Story: 

You are invited to the LSFM banquet on January 27, at Concordia Seminary's Koburg hall.  Rev. Dr. John Nunes, newly elected President of Concordia College New York, and present Jochum Professor and chair at Valpraso University, will be the featured speaker, sharing "Seven Upward Signs for Lutherans."  Music will be ... read full article

Posted by:  Rev Jeff Thormodson  On: 1/11/2016

Offering Hope During Life’s Challenges through Radio & Follow Up

Summary: Family Shield will research, design, and broadcast 6 radio programs that address health and human care challenges that individuals and families face, and connect listeners and those who contact us to appropriate resources through follow up services. The program is broadcast on 52 radio stations throughout the United States and Canada and reaches up to 800,000 people each week.
Story: 

Many social service agencies have resources that can help people deal with a wide range of life challenges, but those who need help are often not aware of the agencies, services or resources.

read full article

Posted by:  Kay Meyer  On: 10/15/2015

LeadaChild supporters are bicycling for awareness, fundraising.

Summary: David Saving writes, "last week Lori and I spent a challenging week with our son-in-laws Biking Across Missouri for LeadaChild. I leave July 25 to 'Bike Across America, Portland, OR to Portland, ME' to raise $250,000." See leadachild.org for info.
Story: 

"What a Blessing it was this past week as Lori and I got to spend a challenging week with our son-in-laws, Biking across Missouri for LeadaChild, the ministry that I am involved in," writes David Saving, Executive Director of LeadaChild. "LeadaChild reaches out to 26,000 poor students in ... read full article

Posted by:  David Saving  On: 7/1/2015

ALMA Member Survey

Summary: ALMA Member Survey: We want to hear your opinions about the online fundraising resources!
Story: 

ALMA MEMBER SURVEY:
WE WANT TO HEAR YOUR OPINIONS ABOUT THE ONLINE FUNDRAISING RESOURCES!

 

June 15, 2015


Dear ALMA friends,


Greetings from St. Louis and welcome to the summer months!


As you are aware, since January 2015 ... read full article

Posted by:  Dawn Miller, CFRE  On: 6/15/2015

Lutheran Bible Translators relocates to Concordia Missouri

Summary: Lutheran Bible Translator’s executive director, Dr. Mike Rodewald, announced that LBT will move its international offices from Aurora IL to Concordia MO. Feel free to share the news with your staff and in your publications as appropriate.
Story: 

Lutheran Bible Translator’s executive director, Dr. Mike Rodewald, announced that LBT will move its international offices from Aurora IL to Concordia MO. This decision, made after extensive collaboration with partners and executive staff, was affirmed by consensus of the board of directors of Lutheran Bible Translators “… for ... read full article

Posted by:  David Snyder  On: 5/14/2015

Have You Explored the ALMA Online Fundraising Resources?

Summary: Reminder: Online Fundraising Resources Available for ALMA Members
Story: 

Just a reminder…as a member benefit, the Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA) has an online community that provides fundraising resources.

Simply visit www.almanetwork.org and in the upper right corner click “Login.” This will bring you to the Member Login section (http://www.almanetwork.org/memberlogin.asp). 

Once you’re logged in, simply click the “Fundraising Resources for ALMA Members” link (on the top) ... read full article

Posted by:  Dawn Miller, CFRE, Zielinski Companies  On: 4/10/2015

New ALMA Director!

Summary: Our search is over! Join us in welcoming the new ALMA Director, Deaconess Lorraine Hingston Roach! Lorraine brings...
Story: 

Our search is over! Join us in welcoming the new ALMA Director, Deaconess Lorraine Hingston Roach! Lorraine brings to the job a wealth of knowledge and experience both in the church and in business. Her impressive resume includes more than 25 years of experience in nonprofit organization development and management, business ... read full article

Posted by:  James Tino  On: 4/9/2015

Free Webinar on Board best practices

Summary: The members of your board are charged with acting in the best interests of your organization. This carries a lot of legal responsibility - more than they might even know.
Story: 

The members of your board are charged with acting in the best interests of your organization. This carries a lot of legal responsibility — more than they might even know. From budget oversight to lRS compliance, the fiduciary responsibilities of board members should not be taken lightly.

We’ll cover these topics and more in ... read full article

Posted by:  James Tino  On: 4/9/2015

ALMA Online Fundraising Resources Now Available!

Summary: ALMA and Zielinski Companies have teamed up to create an online community with fundraising resources.
Story: 

The Association of Lutheran Mission Agencies (ALMA) members have an exciting new membership benefit. ALMA and Zielinski Companies have teamed up to create an online ALMA community focused on providing fundraising resources. Simply visit www.almanetwork.org and in the upper right corner click “Login.” This will bring you to the Member Login section (read full article

Posted by:  Dawn Miller, CFRE  On: 2/19/2015

WMPL Annual Meeting & Celebration

Summary: With guest speaker Gemechis Buba, the Prayer League gathers at AFBLS in Plymouth, MN for an annual meeting & celebration.
Story: 

We will meet in Heritage Hall on the campus of AFLBS in Plymouth, Minnesota for pie & coffee, worship, reports, prayer, and a global market. The Rev. Dr. Gemechis Buba, Director of ... read full article

Posted by:  Joshua Vandercar  On: 1/16/2015

Lutheran Society For Missiology Annual Banquet

Summary: Invitation to attend the Lutheran Society For Missiology Annual Banquet, the night before the ALMA conference. Registration links below.
Story: 

Lutheran Society For Missiology Annual Banquet
     Join your friends and mission colleagues for an evening of good food and even better conversation about the contributions Lutherans are making for sharing the Good News of Jesus in our neighborhoods and around the world. 
   
When:     ... read full article

Posted by:  Rev. Jeff Thormodson  On: 1/8/2015

Save The Date: Lutheran Society For Missiology Annual Banquet

Summary: LSFM Annual Banquet January 28, 2015 -- Save the Date. 2015 Theme: Lutheran Mission Matters. Banquet Speaker Rev. Mike Newman, The Real LCMS: Mission Principles From the Movement Called "Missouri" Tickets available soon.
Story: 

SAVE THE DATE  -- January 28, 2015
Lutheran Society For Missiology -- Annual Banquet
The 2015 Theme:  Lutheran Mission Matters
Banquet Speaker -- Rev. Michael W. Newman:
The Real LCMS: Mission Principles From the Movement called “Missouri”
Location: Concordia Seminary- Koburg Dining Hall, St. Louis, MO 63105
Tickets available soon.  Email LSFM@CSL.EDU to ... read full article

Posted by:  Rev. Jeff Thormodson  On: 11/9/2014

More social media mileage through ALMA

Summary: Link, share and post items about your ministry on the ALMA Facebook Page at: https://www.facebook.com/AssociationofLutheranMissionAgencies
Story: 

ALMA has a Facebook page to help member organization and the public connect and learn about ways to work together in ministry.  Share, post and link items from your organization's Facebook page and get more social media mileage for your organization.  Also stay up to date on ALMA activities and ... read full article

Posted by:  Carly Hatcher  On: 11/4/2014

Thought ALMA members might want to know and pray for this.

Summary: Thought your congregational leaders would want to know of this and pray for these people. Mick is the former president of Lutheran Hour Ministries.
Story: 

Dear Prayer Warriors,

   I received this urgent prayer request just a short time ago from a fellow LWML sister.  Sharon

Just a few minutes ago I received the following text message on my phone from Sean Malone who leads Crisis Relief International (CRI). We then spoke briefly on the phone ... read full article

Posted by:  Carly Hatcher  On: 9/9/2014

2015 National ALMA Conference

Summary: Mark your calendars! The dates of the 2015 National ALMA Conference are January 29-30, 2015 in St. Louis, MO.
Story: ... read full article
Posted by:  Carly Hatcher  On: 3/3/2014

Kay Meyer is interviewed on KFUO

Summary: Kay Meyer, 1st Vice President of ALMA was interviewed on KFUO Lutheran Radio on November 14, 2013 about the upcoming ALMA conference.
Story: 

Kay Meyer, ALMA 1st Vice President and Executive Director of Family Shield Ministries was interviewed on the  "His Time" show on KFUO on November 14 regarding the upcoming ALMA Conference. Click on the "Visit" go to KFUO and then click on the "2014 National ALMA Conference" link in ... read full article

Posted by:  Harold Rau  On: 12/6/2013

Conference Discount

Summary: NEW MEMBER DISCOUNT: There is a $20 discount off the 2014 ALMA Conference for new ALMA members.
Story: 

NEW MEMBER DISCOUNT:

There is a $20 discount off the 2014 ALMA Conference for new members. 

The conference registration is $150 for non-members - or $130 with the discount for new members joining ALMA and attending the conference. 

Conference registration is $100 for existing ALMA members. 
read full article

Posted by:  The ALMA Board  On: 11/21/2013